Our first through eighth grade challenging curriculum uses the Pennsylvania standards as a framework for learning. These standards are greatly enriched by the thematic and integrated planning by our teachers. We want our students to make connections between literature, historical events, scientific process, and mathematical reasoning. We teach them to question, reason, debate, research and problem solve.
Our science program is designed to engage students in the hands-on exploration of scientific principles investigating topics in Earth, Life, and Physical science. With the introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), students continue their hands-on learning in the areas of robotics, engineering and programming.
There are many opportunities to integrate technology into our studies. From smartboards to laptops, to iPads—our students learn to use these tools as they would pencil and paper.
To add to the academic experience, students utilize The Albert T. Perry Memorial Library, a multimedia library, state-of-the-art technology center and sunny fine arts studio. It's a wonderful space where students can study, create and imagine.
Our Waldron Mercy students are recognized for academic accomplishments. Many are recognized by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth for superior performance on standardized tests. Many of our eighth graders receive scholarships to private high schools. Our alumni are also accepted into impressive colleges and universities.
You'll recognize a WMA student for their joy in learning, their confidence, hospitality and commitment to serving others. We are proud of our students and of our school!